Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LSI and Advantech Partner on "Packetarium" Network Appliance

LSI and Advantech introduced a new "Packetarium" platform powered by the LSI Axxia Communication Processor and designed for caching gateways, enterprise routing, unified threat management and radio network controllers. Among its potential applications, Packetarium could be used to deliver network intelligence and security in LTE deployments.

The NCP-2110 Packetarium system is a 1U rack-mountable design that accommodates two front-loadable network interface cards with one 10GbE Ethernet port each. The throughput capabilities of the dual Axxia Communication Processor board allow OEMs to deliver applications such as enhanced security and in-content aware routing.

The NCP-2110 has 20 Gbps of IPSEC throughput and 6 Gbps of deep packet inspection performance for protocol analysis to extend service and network integrity. Additionally, I/O expansion is made possible via a standard PCIe x8 slot, making the Packetarium NCP-2110 an extremely flexible platform for network equipment OEMs requiring a broader range of connectivity options.

LSI's Axxia Communication Processor features four PowerPC cores for delivering packet classification, low latency, advanced traffic management and greater deterministic performance. The Axxia Communication Processor's Virtual Pipeline technology delivers deterministic line rate performance for security processing and deep packet inspection.

“The rapid growth of media traffic is putting extreme pressure on today's wireless and enterprise networks,�? said Franz Wei, vice president, Advantech. “The Axxia Communication Processor enables OEMs to design low-power, next-generation 4G equipment that has the performance, network intelligence and built-in security to handle this growth.�?

“In today's network environments, OEMs must offer solutions that address scalable throughput requirements, provide differentiated value and offer the flexibility for future evolution,�? said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Networking Components Division, LSI. “Our collaboration with Advantech leverages the latest features of the LSI Axxia Communication Processor to deliver innovative solutions that

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